Nebraska Wildlife Week 2011





Wildlife Week 2010: "Keep Rivers Wild for Wildlife"


Wildlife Week 2009: "Nebraska's Wild Places"


Wildlife Week 2008: "Pollinators!"


 Wildlife Month 2007: "Nebraska's Natural Legacy"


Wildlife Week 2006: "Migration, Wings on the Move"


Wildlife Week 2005: "Native Prairies"


Rowe Sanctuary


Environmental Education Curriculum


Incorporating a "Green Schools" philosophy into your school's curriculum is easier if you take advantage of 'off the shelf' materials that have been developed in recent years. Here are some that might be helpful:


The Aquatic Education Program, centered at the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission's Aksarben Aquarium south of Gretna, provides materials and other aides for teaching about Nebraska fish and other aquatic species. Fish trunks, water chemistry test kits, and other materials are available on loan, and written materials are available free for teachers. The Commission also coordinates a youth fishing program, and the Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium Education Center is available free for school groups. Contact Andrea Faas ( at Game & Parks for more information. 


Project WET is designed to reach children, parents, educators and communities of the world with water education. Activity guides like Project WET, Wonders of Wetlands, and Healthy Water, Healthy People help educators teach about a wide variety of water-related topics. In Nebraska, Christina Hoyt at the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum ( is the coordinator contact for Project WET.


Project WILD is a wildlife focused conservation education program for K-12 educators and their students. It is one of the most widely-used conservation and environmental education programs among K-12 teachers. Curriculum guides are available for Project WILD and Project WILD Aquatic materials. Lindsay Rogers ( at the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission is the contact for Project WILD in Nebraska.


Project Learning Tree uses the forest as a window on the world to increase students' understanding of our environment; stimulate critical thinking; develop an ability to make informed choices on environmental issues; and instill in students a commitment to take responsible action. Christina Hoyt at the University of Nebraska ( is the primary Project Learning Tree contact in Nebraska.


The Leopold Education Project was developed by Pheasants Forever as a land ethic curriculum built on the writings and teachings of noted conservationist Aldo Leopold. The curriculum uses the writings of Leopold with hands-on activities to help students increase their appreciation for land stewardship. Christine Jacobsen at the Papio-Missouri Natural Resource District ( is the state coordinator for Nebraska.


Outdoor Classrooms
Energy, Water and Recycling
Environmental Education Curriculum
Involving Your Community
Audubon's Spring Creek Prairie

Central Platte Natural Resources District

Audubon's Rowe Sanctuary

National Wildlife Federation's Eco-Schools
Adopt a Stream
Wildlife Week Poster Contest
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